After years of lobbying, independent filmmakers scored a major victory Friday when President Bush signed a bill that gives a sweeping tax break to movies made in the U.S. Producers believe the…
Viacom has agreed to cough up an additional $1 million for federal broadcast violations. This time around no wardrobe malfunctions or foul-mouthed shock jocks were involved.
Federal Communications Commission topper Michael Powell doesn't think the federal government should get into the messy business of telling broadcasters what types of political shows they can and…
The anti-smut crusade may be losing its steam on Capitol Hill, but the Federal Communications Commission continues to slap broadcasters with indecency fines.
Motion Picture Assn. of America topper Dan Glickman knew it wasn't going to be easy to escape the long shadow of his legendary predecessor, Jack Valenti.
Fewer people are seeing political ads this presidential election cycle, but targeted voters in 10 swing states are getting barraged, according to the latest report by the Wisconsin Advertising…
Democratic politicians and consumer groups are outraged over the plan by 62 TV stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcasting Group to carry a primetime documentary attacking Sen. John Kerry.
The curtain is rapidly closing on Congress' legislative session and, right now, directors and independent filmmakers are the only members of the entertainment industry offering a standing ovation.
Taking several pages from the country's wars on drugs and terrorism, the Justice Dept. is launching an initiative in its battle against criminal piracy in this country and abroad. And if Attorney…
Calling Nielsen an "unchecked monopoly power," Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the TV ratings company and its controversial new Local People Meter…
For months it looked like Hollywood would stand to reap hundreds of millions -- if not billions -- of dollars over the next decade from a corporate tax bill making its way through Congress.